Saturday, April 18, 2009

Doctors Appointments

This preemie thing is a full-time job. This was the week of doctors.

Tuesday we had a follow-up with the eye doctor, which is our least favorite thing to do. The devise used to keep their eyes open makes them extremely unhappy. As far as the results, neither one of their eyes have matured completely, but Ava's look better than Ella's. The doctor thinks that Ella may not have peripheral vision in her right eye. The eyes are very confusing to me and hard to explain. We follow-up with them in four weeks.

Wednesday we had to follow-up with the developmental team at Good Sam and the ear doctor for Ava. The developmental team seemed to be very happy with the girls progress. The physical therapist could tell that both of the girls like to spend a lot of time laying on their right ear, so we now have to make sure they lay on their left ear for 20 minutes per day. OPPS!! We are still having some choking issues feeding Ava, so we have to follow-up with them in three weeks. As far as the ear doctor goes, Ava still hasn't passed her hearing screen, so we are following up with her in three weeks as well. The pediatrician is not very concerned about this.

Thursday we had our second appointment with the pediatrician. He was very happy with their weight gain. Ava now weighs 7lbs, 1oz and is 19 inches long. Ella now weighs 6lbs, 9ozs and is 18 inches long. It looks like Ava is going to be tall like her daddy and Ella is going to be short like her mommy.

Here are a few pics from this week:
This is my way of getting Ava to stay on her left ear.
Tummy time with Ella. Usually she does not enjoy tummy time this much.
Hope you all are having a good weekend.



  1. I so LOVE to hear how the sweet girls are doing...they are getting bigger and more cute each post.
    Are you getting any sleep?

  2. Some sleep, Rachel is defiantly the sleepless warrior in the house as she lets me sleep during the weeknights. I try and repay her on the weekends, but it is so hard to take a nap!